Document Management

With Opera 3 your documents are stored electronically, and can be accessed as quickly as you need them.

A place for everything and everything in its place. With Opera 3 your documents are stored electronically, and can be accessed quickly as you need them. It integrates seamlessly with Opera 3 and will drive significant cost savings to any organisation.

Customer orders, supplier invoices, credit notes, signed delivery notes, job costing timesheets, Payroll & HR documents and general correspondence can all be captured and stored. Stored documents can be easily accessed using friendly, easy-to-use retrieval software, and can even be reported on.

Ease of use is built in. Documents can be captured and indexed individually, in batches or by barcode. Captures are automatically tracked, with full auditability from individual files to system level. Reporting can be done by date or user range.

What our customers say about Document Management

Document Management keeps everything in one places and saves an awful lot of paper” Shirley Harris, Managing Director

When we have our end of year audit, the Document Management facility saves time from my point of view and from the auditors point of view” Mark Hatchely, Finance Manager


Fully integrated application of Opera 3

  • Captures any file type
  • Instant Retrieval
  • Manual or Barcode Indexing
  • Content Indexing and Deferred Indexing
  • Reduces paper waste and helps your business ‘go green’
  • High level of security down to individual data level
  • Ability to set up user roles with access rights
  • Transactions tracked, with full auditability from individual files to system level
  • Reporting by date or user range
  • Available as a desktop version for other employees not using Opera 3

Document Management Retrieval interface - screenshot

A complete document imaging and file management solution, Document Management handles all key business information: general correspondence, customer purchase orders, supplier documentation including delivery notes, invoices and credit notes, job costing paperwork, such as timesheets and requisitions, payroll & HR documents and many others. And you’ll never lose paperwork again.

Document Management Desktop

Document Management Desktop offers capture and retrieval functionality from Document Management and is available to employees that don’t have access to Opera 3. This enhances the Document Management solution into a company-wide application to help you manage one of your most important assets: paper and electronic information.


Document Management Desktop works directly from your Microsoft Windows desktop. It’s an easy retrieval system of scanned documents and electronic files held in Document Management, as well as an ad-hoc capture system to quickly store electronic files into Document Management.

Easy capture

An In-tray icon on the Windows desktop provides a quick and simple method to capture electronic files such as Word® documents or Excel® spreadsheets. You choose the Opera company you want to add the document to and enter any additional information to index the document to the relevant area in Opera 3.

After a file has been captured, the original document can be deleted so that there is only one copy of the document, which is securely stored on the Document Management server. This stops confusion about which copy of the document is the most recent.

Simple retrieval

With Document Management Desktop, you can easily retrieve and utilise any files that have been stored in Document Management, provided you have security access to that part of the system.

A good fit for all departments

Document Management is for everyone in your office and can benefit most departments. The HR department can keep staff records on file such as a CV, copy of a driver’s licence and a passport. To maintain compliance when employing foreign workers, employers must keep copies of the employee’s right to work in the UK documents on file. Make it easy with Document Management.

Typically, Customer Services receives a large amount of correspondence, so important letters can be scanned and kept on file for future reference. The Accounts department can keep supplier related documents on file, such as letters and invoices. Document Management can also benefit Marketing, Sales, Service, Project Management and more.


Document Management Desktop is a secure application: you need to have a user ID created in Opera 3. Even if you don’t use Opera 3, your Opera 3 login ID creates the security profile that determines which documents you will have access to within the system. For instance, if your user ID only allows you access to the Purchase Ledger, you will only be able to access documents associated with the Purchase Ledger such as purchase orders or supplier invoices. Also, if you have only been given access to capture documents in the Purchase Ledger, you will only be able to index them against the Purchase Ledger.

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